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By Jeanette Torres

Consumer Report
Jan 15, 2015 4:16pm

Ikea Recalls 169,000 Crib Mattresses Over Entrapment Risk

Ikea is recalling about 169,000 crib mattresses in the U.S. over an entrapment hazard. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the recall involves Ikea’s Vyssa-style crib mattresses with the model names Vackert, Vinka, Spelevink, Sloa and Slummer. The mattresses were sold at… Read More »

Jan 13, 2015 3:08pm

Oil Prices Tank to 6-Year Low

Oil prices are tanking again today to lows not seen since the depths of the ’08-’09 recession. A barrel of West Texas Intermediate (WTI), or light, sweet crude oil, fell 1.5 percent to $45.33. The national average for a gallon of gas has fallen to $2.12,… Read More »

Jan 13, 2015 10:14am

When a Penny Is Worth $2.5 Million

Monday Morning Memo: You may want to pinch those pennies, literally! You never know when you might get lucky and land a 1792 Birch penny, valued at a whopping $2.5 million. A California-based coin collector reportedly spent the paltry sum on the celebrated coin, of… Read More »

Consumer Report Economy
Jan 12, 2015 8:28pm

Gas Prices Fall Again, With No Floor in Sight

The average price of a gallon of regular fell to $2.14, down 8 cents from a week ago and $1.19 less compared with a year ago, according to the Department of Energy. This is the lowest weekly average gas price since May 2009 — the… Read More »

By ABC News

Jan 12, 2015 6:11pm

2 New Mexico Officers Face Charges in Death of Homeless Man

Two Albuquerque police officers are facing murder charges in the 2014 shooting of a homeless man. Bernalillo County District Attorney Kari Brandenburg said today that she had filed charges against Det. Keith Sandy and SWAT member Dominique Perez in the March 16 shooting death of… Read More »

By ABC News

Jan 9, 2015 5:34pm

Girl Back Home After Family Chases Down Alleged Abductor

A 3-year-old girl who was kidnapped from her home is back with her family today, after relatives took matters into their own hands and chased down her alleged abductor. Authorities said Ethan Odom, 37, was arrested Thursday night after he allegedly pulled the screen off… Read More »

By ABC News

Medical Unit
Jan 8, 2015 4:59pm

The Dirty Little Secret That May Lead to New Antibiotics

There’s a growing list of superbugs that antibiotics are barely keeping up with — MRSA, C.difficile and tuberculosis — and some are even untreatable but a recent study has revealed that scientists may have have found new antibiotics to potentially save thousands of lives, in… Read More »

By ABC News

Nature and Environment Science
Jan 7, 2015 10:07pm

Texas Town Hit by 11 Small Earthquakes in 24 Hours

When most people think of earthquakes, they think of California, Japan and maybe Mexico. But Texas? Nearly a dozen small quakes have clustered near the town of Irving in north Texas in the past 24 hours, leaving cracks the size of the Lone Star state… Read More »

By ABC News

Jan 2, 2015 5:47pm

Petitioners Press to Put Leelah Alcorn on Transgender Teen’s Tombstone

An online petition to put an Ohio transgender teen’s chosen female name on her tombstone has gained  71,000 supporters, even as the teen’s mother says she never heard of that name until after the child’s death. The teen’s parents have said in limited media interviews… Read More »

Companies Economy
Dec 30, 2014 10:40am

Tech Bubble Talk Evokes the 2000 Boom and Bust

Morning Money Memo: Are we heading into another tech bubble?  Some investment experts are warning that some technology companies are overvalued, bringing back memories of the Nasdaq bubble in 2000. “There are some pockets of exuberance,” Scott Kupor of the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz… Read More »